2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Victoria | State Suburbs

Merbein

Code SSC20875 (SSC)
People 2,671
Male 1,321
Female 1,350
Median age 44
Families 741
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,208
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $738
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,040
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Total 2,671 -- 5,354,042 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,321 49.5 2,632,619 49.2 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,350 50.5 2,721,423 50.8 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 147 5.5 37,990 0.7 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,671 people in Merbein (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.5% of the population.

Age Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People
0-4 years 135 5.1 344,733 6.4 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 127 4.8 326,121 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 220 8.2 327,939 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 216 8.1 345,339 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 117 4.4 375,108 7.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 103 3.9 388,669 7.3 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 120 4.5 372,214 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 131 4.9 383,415 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 176 6.6 391,197 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 209 7.8 372,367 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 221 8.3 354,110 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 190 7.1 317,438 5.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 179 6.7 293,812 5.5 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 136 5.1 224,911 4.2 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 118 4.4 177,316 3.3 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 98 3.7 140,338 2.6 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 89 3.3 114,020 2.1 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 88 3.3 104,995 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Merbein (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 993 45.4 2,136,928 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 110 5.0 125,441 2.9 529,280 3.0
Divorced 201 9.2 339,497 7.8 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 186 8.5 242,620 5.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 695 31.8 1,510,759 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Merbein (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.4% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Merbein (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 921 46.4 1,948,522 49.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 192 9.7 341,315 8.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 872 43.9 1,653,820 41.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Merbein (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 35 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 32 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Merbein (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Pre-school 34 4.7 89,819 5.6 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 141 19.6 271,996 16.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 67 9.3 93,173 5.8 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.8 45,848 2.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 194 27.0 193,776 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 18 2.5 82,226 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 11 1.5 69,464 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 38 5.3 117,953 7.3 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 28 3.9 246,550 15.2 932,524 14.3
Other 18 2.5 50,269 3.1 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 163 22.7 356,483 22.0 1,511,694 23.2
Total 718 -- 1,617,557 -- 6,503,580 --

In Merbein (State Suburbs) 26.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 31.1% in secondary school and 9.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Merbein % Victoria % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Australia 2,379 89.1 3,670,933 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 241 9.5 1,911,658 38.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 126 5.0 343,515 6.9 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 70 2.8 230,297 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,087 82.7 2,528,189 50.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Merbein (State Suburbs), 82.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Merbein % Victoria % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Merbein % Victoria % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 607 53.1 1,583,266 59.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 351 30.7 791,836 29.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 82 7.2 155,530 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 103 9.0 144,844 5.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,143 -- 2,675,476 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,143 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Merbein (State Suburbs). Of these 53.1% were employed full time, 30.7% were employed part-time and 9.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 103 9.9 289,746 11.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 108 10.4 245,456 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 137 13.2 256,634 10.1 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 204 19.6 445,919 17.6 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 409 39.3 1,137,351 44.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Merbein (State Suburbs), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Merbein (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 386 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 898 -- 1,460 -- 1,481 --
Household 738 -- 1,216 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Merbein (State Suburbs) was $386.

Travel to work, top responses Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,409 64.5 3,017,919 69.3 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 567 25.9 1,187,433 27.3 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 298 13.6 490,097 11.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 482 22.0 772,444 17.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Merbein (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 13.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 369 16.9 1,007,118 23.1 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 482 22.1 1,085,136 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 314 14.4 501,575 11.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 243 11.1 424,094 9.7 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Merbein (State Suburbs), 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Couple family without children 315 42.6 518,535 36.7 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 255 34.5 651,071 46.0 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 167 22.6 218,930 15.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.4 26,027 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Merbein (State Suburbs), 34.5% were couple families with children, 42.6% were couple families without children and 22.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.9 -- 17.2 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.1 -- 82.8 -- 82.4

In Merbein (State Suburbs) 19.9% of single parents were male and 80.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Families without children 1,422 -- 2,046 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,654 -- 2,242 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merbein (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,654 and those without children was $1,422.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 95 16.8 245,136 21.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 24 4.2 44,125 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 117 20.6 262,686 22.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 75 13.2 191,291 16.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 27 4.8 64,087 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 159 28.0 222,472 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 31 5.5 71,967 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 39 6.9 67,841 5.8 314,529 6.7

In Merbein (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 20.6% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,067 90.0 1,944,690 88.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 119 10.0 246,742 11.3 934,470 10.7

In Merbein (State Suburbs), 90.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 997 93.6 1,495,970 76.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 185,737 9.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 28 2.6 250,493 12.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 40 3.8 11,692 0.6 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Merbein (State Suburbs), 93.6% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats, units or apartments and 3.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 1.4 8,768 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 55 5.2 89,807 4.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 210 19.7 370,995 19.1 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 536 50.3 917,911 47.2 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 222 20.8 521,664 26.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 2.5 35,543 1.8 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Merbein (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 19.7% had 2 bedrooms and 50.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 398 37.4 665,416 34.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 384 36.1 697,533 35.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 242 22.7 515,586 26.5 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 1.0 14,619 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 30 2.8 51,535 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Merbein (State Suburbs), 37.4% were owned outright, 36.1% were owned with a mortgage and 22.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Family households 724 68.0 1,385,188 71.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 320 30.0 476,869 24.5 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 21 2.0 82,630 4.2 321,007 4.1

In Merbein (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.0% were family households, 30.0% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 39.7 -- 23.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.7 -- 10.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Merbein (State Suburbs), 39.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.7% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 277 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 90.9 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 9.1 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,040 -- 1,700 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 89.9 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 10.1 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
None 88 8.3 164,030 8.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 352 33.1 673,937 34.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 371 34.9 720,287 37.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 195 18.3 327,268 16.8 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 58 5.5 59,167 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Merbein (State Suburbs), 33.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 145 -- 37,990 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 78 53.8 18,675 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 67 46.2 19,315 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Merbein (State Suburbs), there were 145 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 78 (or 53.8%) were male and 67 (or 46.2%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 677 -- 962 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Merbein (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $677.

Mortgage and rent Merbein % Victoria % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,040 -- 1,500 -- 1,647 --

In Merbein (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,040.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data | These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats | For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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